Minnesota’s Data Practices Act is more complex than you would expect.  Think of all the different kinds of data collected by government bodies in the state, and all the kinds of data generated by those government bodies. The Act says who gets access to specific data:  anyone in the public; just the subject of the […]

Medical information was obtained regarding sexually transmitted diseases and an apparent adulterous affair, which “news” was posted on a MySpace page. The posting was brief and the number of people who saw the private information gleaned from hospital medical records presumably small. For that and other reasons, the trial court granted defendants’ motion for summary […]